Virginia Room Digital Collection

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The Virginia Room Digital Collection includes photographs, oral histories, books, pamphlets and finding aids to items in the Virginia Room. Continue to check back for new additions.

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PC 119.17 Mill Mountain.jpg
"Children find this Virginia whitetail doe tame enough to pet. In the adjoining pen is the doe's mate."

PC 119.16 Mill Mountain Zoo.jpg
Three Little Pigs, one of many features of Children's Zoo - Roanoke, Virginia. Located on beautiful Mill Mountain, 800 feet above the city. A zoo especially built for children with real live animals in a setting of Mother Goose and other familiar…

PC 119.15 Mill Mountain Zoo.jpg
"Children and adults alike enjoy going around the zoo on the Zoo Choo. The engineer blows the whistle and the trains runs through a 100 ft. concrete tunnel. The miniature train can carry 36 people and is one of the favorite attractions. The Zoo…

PC 119.14 Mill Mountain Zoo.jpg
Willie the Blue Whale, one of many features of Children's Zoo - Roanoke, Virginia. Located on beautiful Mill Mountain, 800 feet above the city. A zoo especially built for children with real live animals in a setting of Mother Goose and othe familiar…

PC 119.13 Mill Mountain Zoo.jpg
"Noah's Ark, one of the many features of Children's Zoo - Roanoke, Virginia. Located on beautiful Mill Mountain, 800 feet above the city. A zoo especially built for children with real live animals in a setting of Mother Goose and other familiar…

PC 119.12 Mill Mountain Zoo.jpg
"The grey castle of medieval style is large enough for visitors to walk into. Cages inside the building contain parakeets, love birds, guinea pigs, hamsters, skunks, terrapins and other small animals."

PC 119.11.1 Mill Mountain Zoo.jpg
"There was an old woman who lived in a shoe... Famous entrance to Children's Zoo - Roanoke, Virginia. Located on beautiful Mill Mountain, 800 feet above the city. A zoo built especially for children with real live animals in a setting of Mother Goose…

PC 119.11 Mill Mountain Zoo.jpg
"Children's Zoo - Roanoke, Virginia. Located on beautiful Mill Mountain, 800 feet above the city. A zoo built especially for children with real live animals in a setting of Mother Goose and other familiar stories."

zoo_parkmaintenance_smaller.pdf
Article written by Robert P. Hunter, then Parks and Recreation manager for the City of Roanoke. Published in the July 1956 edition of Park Maintenance magazine.

zoosouvenirpamphlet_smaller.pdf
Pamphlet with photos and text describing the first two years of the Mill Mountain Zoo

MP 2.2 Mill Mountain Zoo.jpg
An aerial view of Mill Mountain Zoo. The zoo opened in 1952.
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